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Accessible Recreation Destinations

Accessible Recreation Facilities Organized by County

New York campgrounds, educational centers and other facilities offer many recreational opportunities for people with disabilities, including camping, picnicking, fishing and nature viewing. DEC's regional offices and education centers have been renovated to facilitate wheelchair travel from parking lots into buildings. Parking lots and walkways are paved, and ramps and wider doorways help accommodate wheelchair traffic. In addition, DEC has remodeled restrooms for use by people with disabilities. Toilets, sinks, mirrors, water fountains, towel and soap dispensers, and grab bars are installed at wheelchair level.

Find Accessible DEC Facilities

Select the county you are visiting from the table below for a list of facilities with accessible features along with directions and contact information where applicable.

You can also find accessible features at our facilities with DECinfo Locator - an interactive mapping app that shows DEC facilities, trails, lands and more. Any feature that shows up on the map with a blue ring around the icon is an accessible location.

DEC's outdoor facilities are susceptible to storm damage, weathering, and natural disturbance. We encourage visitors to contact DEC's Access Coordinators directly to discuss their individual needs and recreational pursuits with knowledgeable staff.

A wheelchair and its occupant on an accessible trail

Accessible Features

The accessible features for the different areas include:

  • Picnic pads: firm stable surface suitable for mobility devices, with accessible picnic tables, some with barbecue grills or fire rings, and water spigots at wheelchair level when located at a DEC campground.
  • Camping pads: firm stable surface suitable for mobility devices of various sizes depending on location, some with picnic accessories - some pads have dirt centers for easier tent staking.
  • Fishing areas: shoreline access sites or piers with safety rails.
  • Nature viewing: wood or hard surface walkways, ramps and observation platforms.
  • Water access: wood or hard surface walkways to the water's edge.
Key of Accessible Icons
Accessible BoatingBoating Accessible TrailsTrails Accessible Equestrian RidingEquestrian Accessible Nature ObservationNature Observation
Accessible CampingCamping Accessible FishingFishing Accessible PicnickingPicnicking Interpretive SiteInterpretive Site

* Primitive campsites provide an undeveloped roadside camping experience on a no-fee, first-come-first-served basis.
† DEC's Motorized Access Program for People with Disabilities (MAPPWD) permit is available to qualifying people with disabilities through regional DEC offices.

Linked Counties have Recreational Areas with Access Features for People with Disabilities
Albany Dutchess Madison Putnam Tioga
Allegany Erie Monroe Rensselaer Tompkins
Broome Essex Montgomery Rockland Ulster
Cattaraugus Franklin Nassau Saratoga Warren
Cayuga Fulton Niagara Schenectady Washington
Chautauqua Genesee Oneida Schoharie Wayne
Chemung Greene Onondaga Schuyler Westchester
Chenango Hamilton Ontario Seneca Wyoming
Clinton Herkimer Orange St.Lawrence Yates
Columbia Jefferson Orleans Steuben
Cortland Lewis Oswego Suffolk
Delaware Livingston Otsego Sullivan

Albany County

Bethlehem Boat Launch Site Accessible Boating
Henry Hudson Park. Located off Lyons Road Approx. 1/2 mile north of the Hamlet of Cedar Hill on NY Route 144.
Boat launch on Hudson River.

Five Rivers Environmental Education Center Accessible Picknicking Accessible Trails Interpretive Site Accessible Nature Observation
Off Rte. 443, 2 miles southwest of Delmar
(518) 475-0291
Day use, picnic pads, picnic tables, rest rooms, nature walk, pavilion, 2 wheelchair-accessible interpretive trails, visitor's center with interpretive guides in braille, large print and inclusive programming

Allegany County

Allen Lake Accessible Fishing
Located in north central Allegany County
Fishing platform

Genesee River at Wellsville Accessible Fishing
Fishing platform in the Village of Wellsville

Rattlesnake Hill Wildlife Management Area Accessible Nature Observation
8 miles west of Dansville.
Accessible parking and route to observation platform.

Broome County

Whitney Point Boat Launch Site Accessible Boating
Off Route 26, 1 mile north of the Whitney Point Reservoir Dam in Dorchester Park.
Boat launch on Whitney Point Reservoir.

Cattaraugus County

Birch Run Ponds Fish & Wildlife Management Area Accessible Trails Accessible Fishing Accessible Picnicking
The western end of the property has multiple accessible features; a parking area, a trail, fishing platform and picnic tables

Zoar Valley Gorge Overlook Trail Accessible Trails Accessible Nature Observation
Accessible path, parking

Chautauqua County

Cassadaga Lake Accessible Fishing
Fishing platform at boat launch site on Middle Lake

Chautauqua Lake Fish & Wildlife Management Area Accessible Nature Observation Accessible Fishing
Route 394, western shore, 0.5 mile south of I-86, Route 394 intersection
Waterfowl hunting blind / fishing deck.

Hannum Road Day Use Area at Chautauqua Gorge State Forest Accessible Picnicking Accessible Trails Interpretive Site
From Mayville, take Route 430 west to Hannum Road (right turn).
Accessible picnic pavilions, 0.25 mile trail, privy and interpretive kiosk

Sunset Bay Boat Launch Site Accessible Boating
From Rte 5 & 20 turn north on Alleghany Rd, follow to end.
Boat launch with restroom on Lake Erie at Cattaraugus Creek.

Watts Flats Wildlife Management Area Accessible Nature Observation
Parking and hunting blind/observation platform. The platform is located off Green Flats Road

Chenango County

Balsam Pond Accessible Fishing
Off County Rte. 7, approx. 4 miles north of the hamlet of McDonough
Fishing platform at hand launch site in Balsam Swamp State Forest

Civilian Conservation Corps Historic Site at McDonough State Forest Accessible Picnicking Interpretive Site
From the Village of Oxford, take State Route 220 west. Look for signs.
Accessible picnic tables and interpretive sign

Kopac Pond Trail at McDonough State Forest Accessible Trails Accessible Nature Observation
Sherman Rd., west of Bowman Lake State Park.
Shaded 1/5-mile trail loop, a trail with an observation overlook

Pharsalia State Forest Accessible Trails Accessible Nature Observation
Towns of Plymouth and Pharsalia.
Accessible parking, 170 ft. long elevated boardwalk leading to 15 foot high sheltered observation platform overlooking the 90-acre Round Pond wetland complex. Home to unique plant and bird species.

Rogers Environmental Education Center Accessible Picnicking Accessible Trails Accessible Nature Observation
Off Rte. 12, 1 mile west on Rte. 80
(607) 674-4017
Day use, picnic pads, grills, picnic tables, rest rooms, nature walk, pavilion

Clinton County

Ausable Point Campground Accessible Camping
2 accessible sites, 2 bathrooms, picnic tables, bathhouse, shower building

Ausable Marsh Wildlife Management Area Accessible Nature Observation
Parking, kiosk, accessible trail, viewing

Kings Bay Wildlife Management Area Accessible Nature Observation
Parking, compact stone path, and platform with view of Lake Champlain

Lake Alice Wildlife Management Area
Parking, kiosk, accessible trail, viewing areas

Peru Dock Boat Launch Site Accessible Boating
Rte. 9, about 3 miles south of Plattsburgh
Boat launch on Lake Champlain

Plattsburgh Boat Launch Site Accessible Boating
Off Dock Street in downtown Plattsburgh
Large boat launch on Lake Champlain

Upper Chateaugay Lake Boat Launch Site Accessible Boating
On Route 374, 1/2 mile north of Hamlet of Merrill
Boat Launch

Webb Royce Swamp at Split Rock Mountain Wild Forest Accessible Picnicking Accessible Trails Accessible Nature Observation
Off Clark Road about 0.6 miles from Route 9/Lake Shore Road
700 foot trail to wildlife observation point

Columbia County

Germantown Boat Launch Site Accessible Boating
Off Route 9G in Hamlet of N. Germantown to Northern Blvd, to end of Anchorage Rd.
Boat launch on Hudson River.

Hand Hollow State Forest Accessible Trails Accessible Fishing
Off of Route 20 in town of New Labanon, to Hand Hollow Road (County Route 34). Hand Hollow State Forest will be on the north and south sides of Hand Hollow Road.
Eight-car parking lot, trail and fishing platform (accessible by MAPPWD† permit)

Cortland County

Casterline Pond Accessible Fishing
Rte. 11 just north of Homer
Accessible toilet, fishing pier

Delaware County

Beals Pond State Forest Accessible Camping Accessible Picnicking Accessible Nature Observation
3 miles south of Masonville
Accessible parking, campsite, path to picnic area and wildlife viewing platform

Bear Spring Mountain Campground Accessible Camping Accessible Fishing Accessible Equestrian Riding
Off Rte. 30, proceed 4-5 miles on East Trout Brook Road
(607) 865-6989
Camping, showers, fishing pier, Spruce Grove horse stables 4 miles away with mounting platform

Delaware Wild Forest - Big Pond Campsite Accessible Camping
Accessible parking, campsite, fire ring and pit privy

Little Pond Campground Accessible Camping Accessible Trails Accessible Fishing
Off Rte. 17, 14 miles northwest of Livingston Manor
(845) 439-5480
2 campsites, 1-mile loop trail

Russell Brook Campsite and Trout Pond Leanto Accessible Camping
Camping and trail with MAPPWD permit

Dutchess County

Stony Kill Farm Environmental Education Center Accessible Picnicking Accessible Fishing Accessible Trails Interpretive Site
Rte. 9D, 2 miles north of Interstate 84
(845) 831-8780
Day use, picnic tables, fishing access, rest rooms, trail

Erie County

Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve and Environmental Education Center Accessible Trails
Honorine Drive off Como Park Boulevard
(716) 683-5959
Wheelchair accessible Visitor's Center and a trail

Accessible waterfowl hunting blindSpicer Creek Wildlife Management Area Accessible Nature Observation
East River Rd., north of Whitehaven Rd., Grand Island
Accessible parking, trail , waterfowl hunting blind. Hunters' reservations by lottery; call Beaver Island State Park at (716) 773-3271

Tillman Road Wildlife Management Area Accessible Trails
Wehrle Road, 5 miles east of Transit Road in Clarence
(716) 354-7010
Approx. 300 feet of accessible boardwalk to viewing platform are located at the north end of the WMA, adjacent to the parking lot at Shisler Road.

Essex County

Camp Santanoni Historic Area Accessible Equestrian Riding Accessible Picnicking
Town of Newcomb
Horse and wagon ride into Santanoni Historic Great Camp, privies, picnic tables, horse-mounting platforms

Lake Placid Boat Launch Site Accessible Boating
Boat launch

Mossy Point Boat Launch Site Accessible Boating
Black Point Road 2 miles north of the Village of Ticonderoga on east shore of Lake George
Boat launch on Lake George

Port Douglas Boat Launch Site Accessible Boating
County Route 16, 3 miles southeast of the Village of Keesville
Boat launch on Lake Champlain

Port Henry Boat Launch Site Accessible Boating
Route 9N in the Village of Port Henry
Boat launch on Lake Champlain

Ticonderoga Boat Launch Site Accessible Boating
On Route 74 at Ticonderoga Ferry
Boat launch on Lake Champlain, privy, benches

Westport Boat Launch Site Accessible Boating
Route 22 in the Village of Westport
Boat launch on Lake Champlain

Wickham Marsh Wildlife Management Area Trail Accessible Trails Accessible Nature Observation Interpretive Site
Observation platform, trails, kiosk, parking

Willsboro Bay Boat Launch Site Accessible Boating
County Route 27 on east side of bay, 3 miles north of the Village of Willsboro
Boat launch on Lake Champlain

Flume Overlook at Wilmington Wild Forest Accessible Nature Observation
Route 86 just west of the hamlet of Wilmington
Observation platform, access route, parking

Franklin County

Black Pond Hand Launch Accessible Boating
Located at the Black Pond Fishing Access Site near Paul Smith's College
Accessible dock for hand launching small boats

Buck Pond Campground Accessible Camping
Rte. 30, off Rte. 86 in Gabriels
(518) 891-3449
Camping, camping pads, showers, rest rooms

East Pine Pond Hand Launch Accessible Boating
Off Route 30, 5 miles east of Floodwood Road
Parking, path to water's edge for hand launching small boats

Fish Creek Pond Campground Accessible Camping Accessible Picnicking Accessible Fishing
Rte. 30, 12 miles east of Tupper Lake
(518) 891-4560
Day use, camping, picnic pads, grills, picnic tables, camping pads, showers, rest rooms, pavilion, fishing pier

Follensby Clear Pond Waterway Access Site Accessible Boating
On Rte 30, 2 miles south of Hamlet of Saranac Inn
Parking, path to dock for hand launching small boats

Lake Colby Hand Launch Accessible Boating
On Route 86, 2 miles north of village of Saranac Lake
Hand launch and privy

Lake Flower Boat Launch Site Accessible Boating
On Route 86, in the village of Saranac Lake
Boat launch and privy

Lower Saranac Lake - Second Pond Boat Launch Site Accessible Boating
Route 3, 17 miles east of Tupper Lake, 6 miles west of Saranac Lake
Boat launch and restrooms

Raquette River Boat Launch Site Accessible Boating
On Routes 3 and 30, 4 miles east of the Village of Tupper Lake
Boat launch and privy

Rollins Pond Campground Accessible Camping Accessible Picnicking
Rte. 30, 12 miles east of Tupper Lake
(518) 891-3239
10 camp sites, grills, picnic tables, camping pads, showers, rest rooms

Sable Highlands Conservation Easement Fishing Access and Campsites Accessible Camping Accessible Boating Accessible Fishing
Kiosk at Grass Pond on County Hwy. 26, 7 miles west of Route 3, 9.5 miles north of the hamlet of Bloomingdale
Campsites (accessible by MAPPWD† permit) and three waterway access sites for fishing and canoeing

Saranac Lake Islands Campground Accessible Camping
From Saranac Lake, take Route 3 west 6 miles
Two campsites (island and shoreline) with trailhead landings along the shore to accommodate a ramp-equipped, flat-bottom pontoon boat

Tupper Lake Boat Launch Site Accessible Boating
Route 30 in the Hamlet of Moody, 2 miles south of the Village of Tupper Lake
Boat launch

Upper Saranac Lake - Indian Carry Hand Launch Accessible Boating Accessible Fishing
On Route 3, 12 miles west of Saranac lake
Parking, hand launch, small boardwalk with shallow fishing access

Upper Saranac Lake - Saranac Inn Boat Launch Site Accessible Boating
Route 30, 9 miles north of Route 3 intersection.
Boat launch, restrooms

Whey Pond Hand Launch Accessible Boating
Located in Rollins Pond Campground
Hand launch on small waterbody

Fulton County

Northampton Beach Campground Accessible Camping Accessible Picnicking
Rte. 30, 1.5 miles south of Northville
(518) 863-6000
Day use, camping, picnic pads, grills, picnic tables, 12 camping pads, rest rooms, pavilion

Northville Boat Launch Site Accessible Boating Accessible Fishing
Rte. 30 in Village of Northville
Boat launch and fishing pier on the Great Sacandaga Reservoir

Peck Hill State Forest/Willie Wildlife Marsh Accessible Trails Accessible Nature Observation Accessible Picnicking
Town of Johnstown
Accessible parking, 600 foot trail through the forest to picnic area, privy and boardwalk to scenic area

Genesee County

John White Wildlife Management Area Accessible Nature Observation
Accessible parking and route to hunting blind.

Oak Orchard Wildlife Management Area Accessible Nature Observation
Accessible parking, kiosk and path to pavilion and accessible boardwalk with viewing area.

Tonawanda Wildlife Management Area Accessible Nature Observation
Accessible parking and path to viewing area.

Greene County

Colgate Lake Accessible Fishing Accessible Camping
Town of Jewett
Fishing access site and campsite with privy

Green Lake Fishing Access Site Coop Accessible Fishing
2 miles north of the hamlet of Leeds
Fishing access site with fishing platform and accessible parking

Hunter Mountain Horse Trail at Rusk Mountain Wild Forest Accessible Equestrian Riding
Horse-mounting platforms at base and mountaintop

Kaaterskill Wild Forest Horse Trails Accessible Equestrian Riding Accessible Camping
Near North-South Lake (see link below)
Horse-mounting platforms at Sleepy Hollow trailhead, trailside campsite, and the Scutt Road trailhead

Kaaterskill Wild Forest Overlook Trail Accessible Trails
Near North-South Lake (see link below)
Accessible parking, wide, smooth surface trail with few steps to viewing platform at upper falls

North-South Lake Campground Accessible Camping Accessible Picnicking
Off Rte. 23A, 3 miles northeast of Haines Falls
(518) 589-5058
Day use, camping, picnic pads, grills, picnic tables, camping pads, showers, water access, rest rooms, pavilion

Vosburgh Swamp Wildlife Management Area Accessible Trails Accessible Nature Observation
Parking lot on Four Mile Point Rd.
Accessible trail to waterfowl hunting and wildlife viewing blind at the north end of Vosburgh Swamp, along the eastern shore.

Hamilton County

Cedar River Flow at Moose River Plains Wild Forest Accessible Camping Accessible Picnicking Accessible Boating Accessible Fishing
At Cedar River entrance on Limekiln Lake - Cedar River Road
Fishing access, hand launch and campsite

Fourth Lake Boat Launch Site Accessible Boating
Rte 28, 10 miles east of Old Forge.
Boat launch, restrooms

Helldiver Pond at Moose River Plains Wild Forest Accessible Camping Accessible Picnicking Accessible Boating
12.5 miles west of Cedar River entrance on Limekiln Lake - Cedar River Road
Hand launch and campsite

Icehouse Pond at Moose River Plains Wild Forest Accessible Camping Accessible Picnicking Accessible Boating Accessible Fishing
14 miles west of Cedar River entrance on Otter Brook Road
Fishing access, hand launch and campsite

Long Lake Boat Launch Site Accessible Boating
Rte 30 on the east shore of Long Lake
Boat launch, restrooms

Moffitt Beach Campground Accessible Camping Accessible Picnicking
Rte. 8, 4 miles west of Speculator
(518) 548-7102
Day use, camping, picnic pads, grills, picnic tables, camping pads, rest rooms

Moose River Plains Campsites Accessible Camping Accessible Picnicking
Off State Rte 28 from Inlet or State Rte. 30 from Indian Lake
8 primitive* campsites, tables, fire rings located on Limekiln Lake - Cedar River Road.

Wakely Pond at Moose River Plains Wild Forest Accessible Camping Accessible Picnicking Accessible Boating Accessible Fishing
11 miles west of State Rte. 30 on Limekiln Lake - Cedar River Road
Fishing access, hand launch and campsite

William C. Whitney Wilderness Area Accessible Nature Observation
Located in the Town of Long Lake
Wood dock overlooking Little Tupper Lake

Herkimer County

Basket Factory Road Campsite Accessible Camping Accessible Picnicking
Basket Factory Road, Town of Webb
Primitive* campsite with privy, picnic table, tent pad and fire ring

McCarty Road Campsite Accessible Camping Accessible Picnicking
McCarty Road, Town of Webb
Primitive* campsite with privy, picnic table, tent pad and fire ring

Moss Lake Picnic Area and Campsites Accessible Picnicking Accessible Camping Accessible Trails Accessible Nature Observation
Co Rte. 1, Town of Webb
Parking, tent pad, fire pit, picnic table and privy at two campsites, trail and observation deck on shoreline. Users must first register at the upper parking lot before parking in the lower, accessible-only parking lot.

Nicks Lake Campground Accessible Camping Accessible Picnicking Accessible Boating Accessible Fishing
Off Rte. 28, 1.5 miles southwest of Old Forge
(315) 369-3314
Day use, camping, picnic pads, grills, picnic tables, camping pads, showers, rest rooms, pavilion, Canoe launch, fishing pier, new restroom building. Contact Region 6 ADA Coordinator for more specific information regarding accessibility.

Remsen Falls Picnic Site Accessible Trails Accessible Picnicking
Off Rte. 28, 3 miles east of McKeever
(315) 866-6330
Parking, privy, trail, picnic site on Moose River near falls (accessible by MAPPWD† permit). Users may require assistance with operating gate allowing MAPPWD† permit access to the site.

Stillwater Reservoir Boat Launch Site Accessible Boating
On Stillwater Road, 28 miles east of Village of Lowville
Boat launch with parking, restrooms and pavilion

Stillwater Reservoir Campsites Accessible Camping Accessible Picnicking
Number Four Road, 18 miles east of Lowville
Parking, tent pad, fire ring, picnic table and privy at three campsites. Accessible features scheduled for maintenance and rehabilitation during

Jefferson County

Black Pond Wildlife Management Accessible Trails Accessible Fishing
Bolton Road, Town of Ellisburg
Wildlife observation, 0.4-mile trail passing through woodland, wetland and dune areas overlooking the Lake Ontario shoreline, plus a fishing pier and an observation deck

Cape Vincent Fisheries Station Accessible Picnicking Accessible Fishing
Off Rte. 12E, Cape Vincent
(315) 654-2147
Picnic pads, grills, picnic tables, fishing access, rest rooms. The aquarium is closed to the public due to 2017 flooding. The aquarium is expected to re-open mid-summer.

John Young Nature Trail accessible nature watching accessible parking accessible hiking
Route 177 to Williams Road, town of Worth
Parking. Plus, the entire trail, from the parking area to the overlook of Inman Gulf, is easily accessible with a firm and stable surface that is 60 inches wide.

Lakeview Wildlife Management Area Trail Accessibility with binoculars for wildlife viewing Accessible Trails
State Rte. 3, 15 miles northwest of Pulaski
Wildlife observation, 0.7-mile trail passing through an upland wooded segment of the Lakeview WMA and Southwick Beach State Park

Lewis County

Black River Fishing Pier accessible wildlife observation accessible fishing accessible parking
Off Route 812 Dadville
Parking and deck for fishing and wildlife observation.

Branaugh Road Campsite Accessible Picnicking Accessible Camping
Rte.12, 6-7 miles south of Lowville
(315) 376-3521
Privy, picnic table, fire ring, tent pad, MAPPWD† permit access to primitive* campsite with view of Sand Pond

Crystal Creek Fishing Pier at Indian Pipe State Forest Accessible Fishing accessible wildlife viewing accessible wildlife viewing
Rte.812, New Bremen, north of Lowville
Parking, MAPPWD† permit access trail to fishing and wildlife viewing platform on Crystal Creek.

East Branch Fish Creek Easement - Fishing Pier accessible fishing accessible wildlife observation accessible parking
Access from Camp 4 Road to Camp 5 Road, town of Lewis
Parking, fishing and wildlife viewing platform.

Eatonville Campsites accessible parking accessible tent pad accessible picnic table
Otter Creek Road, town of Greig
Parking, tent pad, fire ring, picnic table and privy at three campsites located on the Otter Creek Horse Trail

Green Pond Fishing Pier at Bonaparte's Cave State Forest Accessible Fishing accessible wildlife viewing area
North Bonaparte Road, town of Diana
MAPPWD† permit access to fishing and wildlife observation deck.

Lime Quarry Fishing Pier at Onjebonge State Forest Accessible Fishing accessible wildlife observation deck
Lime Quarry Road, Town of Diana
Accessible fishing and wildlife observation deck on Indian River

Lowville Forestry Demonstration Area Accessible Fishing accessible wildlife observation deck
NYS Rte. 812, Lowville
Accessible fishing and wildlife observation decks, picnic pads, trail and parking areas.

Bonaparte's Cave State Forest Campsites accessible tent pad accessibility accessible picnic table accessible parking
Wah Road and Mud Pond Road, off North Shore Road, town of Diana. Parking, tent pad, fire ring, picnic table and

Otter Creek Horse Trail System Accessible Camping Accessible Picnicking Accessible Equestrian Riding Accessible Nature Observation
Off Rte. 12, 5 miles south of Lowville
Day use, camping, picnic tables, rest rooms, horse-mounting platform at entrance, platforms at scenic overlooks throughout the trail system

Payne Lake Waterway Access Site Accessible Boating
Number Four Road, 8 miles east of Lowville
Pathway, dock, canoe launch

Sand Pond Trail Accessible Trails Accessible Nature Observation
Short of Roaring Brook, Town of Watson
800 foot long accessible trail with boardwalk and lake view

Smith Road Campsite Accessible Camping Accessible Picnicking
Smith Road, Town of Watson
Primitive* campsite with privy, picnic table, tent-pad and fire-ring

Soft Maple Reservoir Waterway Access Site Accessible Boating
Main Haul Road, Town of Watson
Small cartop and canoe launching

Livingston County

Conesus Inlet Wildlife Management Area - Fish Walk Accessible Trails
Accessible parking, kiosk and paved path along creek.

Madison County

Muller Hill Historic Site Accessible TrailsAccessible Nature Observation
Located on Muller Hill State Forest in the town of Georgetown.
0.25 mile accessible trail, provides access to the former mansion site of Louise Muller and to a wildlife viewing site on Muller Pond

Nelson Swamp Interpretive Trail Accessible Trails Interpretive Site Accessible Nature Observation
From Rte 20, East of Cazenovia, South on Stone Quarry Rd
0.7 mile interpretive trail, many scenic elements including stream overlook, parking

Oneida Lake South Shore Boat Launch Site Accessible Boating
Off Route 31, 1 mile east of Hamlet of Bridgeport.
Boat launch with privy and loading dock.

Upper Lelands Pond Accessible Boating Accessible Fishing
On Rte 26 just south of Rte 46 intersection.
Boat launch with loading dock, large pond suited for small boats, canoe/kayak, fishing pier

Monroe County

Black Creek Fishing Access Site Accessible Picnicking Accessible Fishing Accessible Boating
Black Creek Road in Chili.
Accessible fishing platform and floating dock canoe/kayak launch, paved parking lot with accessible parking, picnic tables.

Braddock Bay Wildlife Management Area Accessible Fishing
Accessible wildlife observation and fishing platform on Salmon Creek.

Genesee River at Rochester Naval Militia Accessible Fishing
Off Lake Ontario State Parkway on east bank
Concrete shore fishing access

Montgomery County

Nelliston Boat Launch Site Accessible Boating
Off Route 80 in the Village of Nelliston
Boat launch site on the Mohawk River/ Barge Canal

Yatesville Falls State Forest Accessible Nature Observation
Town of Root
Accessible parking and viewing platform overlooking the falls

Nassau County

Oyster Bay Western Waterfront Boat Launch Site Accessible Boating Accessible Fishing Accessible Picnicking Accessible Nature Observation
Hamlet of Oyster Bay off West End Avenue
Boat launch, fishing pier, picnic tables, restrooms and wildlife viewing on Long Island Sound

Oneida County

Chittning Pond Fishing Pier & Picnic Site accessible parking accessible fishing accessible wildlife observation deck accessible picnic table
Route 20 between Waterville and Bridgewater
Parking, fishing and wildlife observation deck, picnic tables.

Onondaga County

Green Lake (Green Lake State Park) Accessible Fishing
Near Village of Fayetteville
Fishing access site with fishing platform and accessible parking

Hamlin Marsh Wildlife Management Area Accessible Nature Observation
From Rte. 481 Exit 12, east on Rte. 31, to Henry Clay Blvd., south just over the highway
Hunting blind and observation decks overlooking water and marsh, opportunities to view waterfowl, nesting marshland birds and osprey, no privy

Labrador Hollow Unique Area Accessible Fishing Accessible Trails Accessible Nature Observation
Off Rte. 80, Rte. 91 to Apulia
Hiking trail to Tinker Falls, fishing pier, nature trail boardwalk through marshlands, restroom building

Skaneateles Lake Boat Launch Site Accessible Boating
Off Route 41A, 2 1/2 miles south of the Village of Skaneateles
Boat Launch

Ontario County

High Tor Wildlife Management Area/Woodville Boat Launch Accessible Boating
Parking and floating dock canoe/kayak launch.

Orange County

Steward State Forest Accessible Trails Accessible Nature Observation
Ridge Road parking lot, off Rte. 17
New Windsor
Accessible trail/boardwalk over Great Swamp

Oswego County

Oneida Fish Hatchery Accessible Nature Observation
Located in the Village of Constantia
Tour the state's only walleye hatchery

Oneida Lake at I-81 Accessible Fishing
Exit 31, follow signs
Paved paths to fishing access on Oneida Lake, north and south sides, under highway bridge

Oneida Lake at Toad Harbor Accessible Fishing
From I-81 Exit 32, east on 49 to Toad Harbor Rd., south to the lake, bear right
Fishing platform on small inlet of Oneida Lake

Salmon River at NY Route 3 Accessible Fishing
Half-mile north of intersection with NY Route 13
Fishing platform along Rte. 3

Salmon River Falls Trail Accessible Trails Accessible Nature Observation
From Altmar, CR 22 north to Falls Rd.
Accessible trail to scenic overlook of 100-foot falls, beautiful scenery, wide accessible trail, handrail along upper portion.

Salmon River Fish Hatchery Accessible Nature Observation Interpretive Site
Located in Altmar, NY
(315) 298-5051
Watch the salmon run and tour the hatchery

Salmon River Reservoir at Redfield Accessible Nature Observation Accessible Fishing
County Route 17 in the Hamlet of Redfield
(315) 298-5051
Wheelchair access to observation/fishing deck

Otsego County

Basswood Pond Accessible Picnicking Accessible Fishing
Off Rte. 80, 1 mile north of Burlington
Day use, parking, port a john, fishing platform and picnic area. Motorized access by permit leads to an accessible lean-to

Crumhorn Boat Launch Site Accessible Boating
Town of Milford
Parking and boat launch

Goodyear Lake Accessible Boating Accessible Trails Accessible Fishing
Off Route 35, Silliman Cove Road
EZ dock canoe/kayak launch, trail, picnic area, fishing platform, benches

Portlandville Fishing Access Site Accessible Boating
Town of Milford
EZ dock canoe/kayak launch and parking

Putnam County

White Pond Accessible Fishing
Off Rte. 42, NW of Lake Carmel
Fishing access

Saratoga County

West River Road Boat Launch Site Accessible Boating
Off Route 9 and Reynolds Rd. in the Town of Moreau, southwest of Fort Edward
Boat Launch on the Hudson River

Schenectady County

Freemans Bridge Boat Launch Site Accessible Boating
Off Route 50 in the Town of Glenville
Boat Launch on Mohawk River/ Barge Canal

Schoharie County

Burnt-Rossman Hills State Forest - Looking Glass Pond Accessible Trails Accessible Fishing Accessible Picnicking
Off of Route 30, on Rossman Hill Road
Parking, two trails, fishing platform, viewing platform with bench, accessible picnic area with 2 picnic tables and grill

Schuyler County

Cayuta Lake Fishing Access Site Accessible Boating
3 miles northeast of Odessa
Accessible parking and floating dock canoe/kayak launch.

Goundry Hill State Forest Accessible Nature Observation
Motorized Access by permit to scenic vista from Guerin Road
MAPPWD† permit holders

Six Nations Trail System/Sugar Hill State Forest Accessible Equestrian Riding Accessible Picnicking
Located about 7 miles west of Watkins Glen, near the hamlets of Tyrone and Bradford
35-mile horse/snowmobile trail, restrooms, horse-mounting platform and picnic tables at the Fire Tower Recreation Area, picnic tables at the Lower Evergreen parking lot

Waneta-Lamoka Boat Launch on Waneta-Lamoka Wildlife Management Area Accessible Boating
7 miles east of Hammonsport, off Co Road 23
Accessible parking and floating dock canoe/kayak launch.

St. Lawrence County

Bog River Falls Picnic Site accessible parking accessible picnic table
State Route 421
Day use picnic site with parking, picnic table, fire pit, privy.

Clear Pond Campsite and Waterway Access Accessible Camping Accessible Picnicking Accessible Fishing Accessible Boating
Clear Pond Rd., west from White Hill Rd., approximately 5.5 miles south of the hamlet of Parishville
Primitive* campsite with picnic table, privy and accessible path to the water

Cranberry Lake Campground Accessible Picnicking Accessible Camping Accessible Fishing
Off Rte. 3, 1.5 miles south of Cranberry Lake Village
(315) 848-2315
Day use, picnic pad, grills, pavilion, rest rooms, shower house, tent and RV campsites, fishing and wildlife observation pier, all alongside Cranberry Lake. Contact region 6 ADA coordinator for more specific information regarding accessibility.

Fish Creek Wildlife Management Area Waterway Access Site boat access
Off County Route 7 in Rossie. Accessible parking, accessible trail and a hand boat launch. However, this site experiences variations in water level which may affect accessibility at the water's edge.

Jamestown Falls Campsite & Waterway Access accessible parking accessible camping accessible picnic table accessible canoe/cartop boat launch accessible path to the water's edge
State Route 56, 2.5 miles north of State Route 3
Accessible campsite providing parking, tent pad, picnic table, fire pit, and privy. The waterway access site provides parking, an accessible path to the water's edge, canoe/car top boat launch, and picnic table.

Lampson Falls Trail Accessible Trails Accessible Nature Observation
County Route 27, Town of Clare
2900-foot long trail, overlook on the falls

Little River Waterway Access Site (Youngs Road) accessible parking accessible short trail accessible hand boat launch
1.3 miles south of Route 3, Star Lake
Accessible parking, short trail designed for people with mobility limitations and a hand boat launch. However, this site experiences variations in water levels which may affect accessibility at the water's edge.

Oswegatchie River Waterway Access at Yellow Lake State Forest accessible parking accessible short trail accessible hand boat launch
Chisholm Road, off County Route 12, south of Wegatchie
Accessible parking, short trail designed for people with mobility limitations and a hand boat launch. However, this site experiences variations in water levels which may affect accessibility at the water's edge.

Pleasant Lake Waterway Access accessible parking accessible short trail accessible hand boat launch
Grasse River Conservation Easement, access from Dean Road, off County Route 27, town of Clare. Accessible parking, short trail designed for people with mobility limitations and a hand boat launch. However, this site experiences variations in water levels which may affect accessibility at the water's edge.

Streeter Lake Campsites accessible camp site accessible picnic table
State Rte.3, Oswegatchie-Newton Falls Rd (CR 60)
2 primitive* campsites, privy, fire ring. Please note: site is currently in need of maintenance. Some resurfacing is needed and replacement of accessible features such as fire pits and picnic tables required to make sites fully functional. Some users may find this site challenging.

Tooley Pond Campsite and Waterway Access accessible parkingAccessible Camping Accessible Picnicking Accessible Fishing Accessible Boating
Tooley Pond Rd., 6 miles north of Cranberry Lake
Primitive* campsite with picnic table, fire pit, privy and accessible path to the water. Waterway access site provides parking, picnic table and accessible path to water for hand launching canoe/car-top boats.

Upper & Lower Lakes Wildlife Management Area Trail and Blind accessible parking Accessible Trails Accessible Nature Observation
One mile north of Dekalb Junction, CR 15 for approximately 5 miles. Various accessible features including parking, privy, viewing platform, hunting blind, accessible trails with pads for hunting blinds.

Wilson Hill Wildlife Management Area Trails & Viewing accessible nature trails with wildlife viewing area
State Route 37, town of Louisville
Accessible nature trails with a variety of wildlife viewing areas.

Steuben County

Birdseye Hollow Park and Sanford Lake Accessible Picnicking
Northeast of the villages of Savona and Bath.
Birdseye Hollow Park -Take CR 16 north, then about 1/2 mile north on CR 96
Birdseye Hollow Park has a picnic area with pavilion, path, bridge and floating fishing pier overlooking Birdseye Pond (Path to picnic pavilion has about 25 feet of 11% slope).
Sanford Lake - Take SR 226 north about 2.5 miles, then about 1 mile north on Round Lake Rd, then north on the Departments Public Forest Access Rd.
Sanford Lake has a paved path to a picnic area and break wall overlooking Sanford Lake, paved path to floating accessible canoe/kayak launch (and gravel boat launch, electric motors only). For camping reservations visit the Bath DEC Sub-office.

Cameron State Forest Accessible Nature Observation
Located six miles southwest of Bath on CR 10, W. Cameron Rd for Cameron Pond and Stone House Rd for beaver ponds.
MAPPWD† permit access to Cameron Pond, two beaver ponds, and to a field and views of the Canisteo River Valley

Suffolk County

Note: All sites listed include accessible parking.

Edgewood Oak Brush Plains Preserve Accessible Trails Accessible Picnicking
Commack Rd. in Babylon, Huntington and Islip
Hiking trail and picnic pavilion with tables

Forge Pond Accessible Boating
South River Road in Calverton
Boat launch ramp and kayak launch

Kings Park Unique Area Accessible Trails
Southwest corner of Meadow and Lawrence Roads in Kings Park
Hiking trail

Mattituck Creek Waterway Access Site Accessible Boating Accessible Fishing Accessible Picnicking Accessible Nature Observation Accessible Trails
Naugles Rd. in Mattituck
Large facility includes hiking trail, boat launch, fishing pier, canoe and kayak launch area, picnic tables, port-a-potty, and observation deck

Moriches Bay Marine Waterway Access Site Accessible Trails
Toledo Ave. in East Moriches
Boardwalk and port-a-potty

Oyster Bay Western Waterfront Access Site Accessible Boating Accessible Trails
West End Ave. next to Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park in Oyster Bay
Boat launch, trail and restrooms

Otis Pike Preserve Accessible Nature Observation Accessible Trails Accessible Fishing Accessible Boating
An accessible trail and duck blind is located at Hunting Spot 17 on Grumman Blvd, just past River Road. Trail to duck blind is approximately 1000 feet and overlooks the Peconic River. Accessible parking is available at the trail head. Peconic River (Upper) Hand Launch at Edwards Avenue on Mill Road. LIE (Rte. 495) Exit 71
Hand launch with privy and loading dock. Free special access permit required from DEC Region 1 Office.

Ridge Conservation Area-Ridge Interpretive Trail Accessible Fishing Accessible Picnicking Accessible Nature Observation Accessible Trails
Randall Rd. off Rte. 25 in Ridge. LIE (Rte. 495) Exit 68
Picnic area and trail around pond, three dispersed fishing/wildlife viewing piers, and restrooms

Rocky Point Pine Barrens State Forest Accessible Trails Accessible Equestrian Riding
Parking areas are located on Route 25A in Rocky Point, Rocky Point Road (bike trail access only), and Whiskey Road.
Hiking trail and horse mounting platform.

Sullivan County

Basher Kill at Basha Kill Wildlife Management Area Accessible Fishing Accessible Nature Observation
Off NY Rte. 209, 5 miles South of US Rte. 17. Follow Otisville Rd. 0.5 mile east, turn north on South Rd., 0.8 miles
Fishing platform above outlet dam and stream. A duck blind, is off Rte. 209 on Haven Rd.

Mongaup Pond Campground Accessible Camping Accessible Picnicking Accessible Trails Accessible Fishing Accessible Nature Observation
Off US Rte. 17, 3 miles north of DeBruce
(914) 493-4233
Showers, fishing access, rest rooms, pavilion

Mongaup Valley Wildlife Management Area Eagle Viewing Blinds Accessible Nature Observation
There is accessible parking at two separate blinds for viewing bald eagles. One blind is on Plank Road, south of County Rte. 43 (Forestburgh Rd.) and east of the reservoir. The other is along County Rte. 43, at the reservoir. There is a wooded access path to the Plank Road blind.

Waneta Lake at Willowemoc Wild Forest Accessible Fishing Accessible Picnicking
Off Sullivan County Route 151/Beaverkill Road, about 3.5 miles north of Livingston Manor
Fishing platform and picnic table at small roadside lake

Ulster County

Alder Lake Picnic Site at Balsam Lake Mountain Wild Forest Accessible Picnicking Accessible Nature Observation
About 3 miles north of Turnwood
Picnic tables overlooking scenic mountain-valley lake

Allaben Campsites at Shandaken Wild Forest Accessible Picnicking Accessible Camping Accessible Fishing
2.8 miles west of Phoenicia on the north side of Route 28
Picnic tables, camping, fishing access

The Maurice D. Hinchey Catskill Interpretive Center (leaves DEC website) Accessible Picnicking Accessible Trails Interpretive Site
5096 Rte. 28 in Mt. Tremper NY
Nature trail, visitor center, restrooms

Esopus Creek Boat Access Accessible Picnicking Accessible Boating Accessible Fishing
Sandy Rd, Kingston
Hand launch, fishing platform, picnic area, port-a-john

Esopus Creek
RT 28 Mt. Tremper
Accessible Trails through woods, view of creek

Hudson River at Turkey Point Accessible Fishing Accessible Nature Observation
Off Rte. 32, about 3 miles north of the Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge
Fishing pier on the Hudson River

Kenneth L. Wilson Campground and Day Use Area Accessible Fishing Accessible Boating Accessible Trails Accessible Nature Observation Accessible Picnicking
Wittenberg Road Mt Tremper
Fishing pier, kayak dock, trail through woods to water viewing area, picnic area.

Lower Birch Creek Rd. Picnic Area at Shandaken Wild Forest Accessible Picnicking Accessible Fishing Accessible Trails
Off Rte. 28, near the town of Pine Hill
Picnic site, fishing platform, and a short path encircling the pond

Onteora Lake Accessible Fishing Accessible Picnicking Accessible Trails Accessible Nature Observation
Off Rte. 28, about 5 miles west of Kingston
Fishing access, picnic tables

Peekamoose Valley Camping Area at Sundown Wild Forest Accessible Camping Accessible Trails Accessible Picnicking
Off Ulster County Rte. 42 (Watson Hollow Road)
Primitive* campsites, trail to stream, picnic tables and privy

Rochester Hollow Leanto at Shandaken Wild Forest Accessible Picnicking Accessible Camping
7 miles west of Phoenicia on the north side of Route 28
Gated road, lean-to campsite open to MAPPWD† permit holders

Warren County

Brant Lake Boat Launch Site Accessible Boating
Rte. 8, 3 miles from I-87
Boat launch, restroom

Bear Slide at Lake George Wild Forest Accessible Camping Accessible Trails Accessible Nature Observation
Towns of Lake Luzerne & Warrensburg
Road and campsite and trail open to MAPPWD† permit holders

Hague Brook at Lake George Wild Forest
Quiet spot along the roadside

Hearthstone Point Campground Accessible Camping Accessible Picnicking
Rte. 9N, 2 miles north of Lake George Village
(518) 668-5193
13 camp sites, picnic tables, camping pads, showers, rest rooms

Horicon Boat Launch Site Accessible Boating
Glendale Rd., off Rte. 9, north of Pottersville
Boat launch on Schroon Lake

Lake George Battleground Campground Accessible Camping Accessible Picnicking
Rte. 9, 0.25 miles south of Lake George Village
(518) 668-3348
10 camp sites, picnic tables, camping pads, showers, rest rooms

Lake George Islands Campground Accessible Camping
2 campsites, accessible path, picnic tables, boat launch, port-a-john

Palmer Pond Campsite at Lake George Wild Forest Accessible Camping
Rte. 8, 1 mile west of Rte. 9 intersection, Loon Lake
Primitive* campsite accessible by MAPPWD† permit access

Pikes Beach Campsites at Lake George Wild Forest Accessible Camping Accessible Picnicking
River Rd., 2 miles north of Lake Luzerne
1 primitive* natural surface campsite, table, privy

Prospect Mountain Scenic Overlook Accessible Nature Observation
U.S. Route 9, 1/2 mile south of Lake George Village
Accessible bus, privy, walkways, parking, picnic tables

Rogers Rock Campground Accessible Camping Accessible Picnicking
Rte. 9N, 3 miles north of Hague
(518) 585-6746
Day use, 13 camp sites, picnic pads, grills, picnic tables, camping pads, showers, rest rooms

Scaroon Manor Campground Accessible Camping Accessible Picnicking Accessible Fishing Accessible Nature Observation
Located on the west shore of Schroon Lake
(518) 494-2631
All campsites are accessible, as well as bathhouse, showers, picnicking, covered pavilion, boat docks, fishing pier, beach access and beach bathhouse with unisex room.

Thirteenth Lake Campsites Accessible Camping Accessible Nature Observation Accessible Picnicking
In the town of Johnsburg
Campsites with trail to wilderness beach, lakeside area with accessible tables, privies

Washington County

Carters Pond Wildlife Management Area Trail and Viewing Platform Accessible Trails Accessible Nature Observation
Along County Route 338 in the Town of Greenwich
0.5 mile loop nature trail with boardwalk, views and waterfowl-viewing platform

Cossayuna Lake Boat Launch Site Accessible Boating
Northeast shore of Cossayuna Lake
Boat launch

East Bay Wildlife Management Area Accessible Nature Observation
Accessible parking and 0.1 mile path to observation platform

Lake George Horse Trails at Lake George Wild Forest Accessible Equestrian Riding
Horse-mounting platforms at Dacy Clearing and Upper Hogtown Rd.

South Bay Fishing Pier Accessible Fishing
Large fishing pier on Lake Champlain's South Bay with covered area, parking

Washington County Grasslands Wildlife Management Area Accessible Nature Observation
Accessible parking, kiosk and route to viewing platform

Wayne County

Lake Shore Marshes Wildlife Management Area Accessible Fishing
The Port Bay West fishing access sites on the northern part of Port Bay has an accessible parking area, fishing platform and hand boat launch

Montezuma Audubon Center at Northern Montezuma Wildlife Management Area Accessible Trails Accessible Nature Observation
Approximately mid-way between Rochester and Syracuse just north of the NYS Thruway
Restrooms, benches with arms, water fountains, observation platform and trail. Hunting and birding blind on Colvin Marsh (Rte. 89 south of Crusoe Creek)

Yates County

High Tor Wildlife Management Area/West River Boat Launch Accessible Boating
Accessible parking and path to floating dock canoe/kayak launch.

Key

* Primitive campsites provide an undeveloped roadside camping experience on a no-fee, first-come-first-served basis.
† DEC's Motorized Access Program for People with Disabilities (MAPPWD) permit is available to qualifying people with disabilities through regional DEC offices.